School pupils held for murder

2012-10-22 20:00

Johannesburg - Two young men were arrested on Monday for the murder of a 19-year-old youth at his school in Mossel Bay, Western Cape police said.

Thabani Mntini was stabbed on the school premises around 10:00 on Monday morning, Captain Malcolm Pojie said.

He would not disclose the name of the school.

"It is alleged that the deceased was approached by the suspects during the morning break. A confrontation ensued and a fight apparently broke out between them," he said in a statement.

"Thabani Mntini, 19,... sustained two stab wounds in his face and one in his chest. The two suspects fled the scene on foot in the direction of Kwanonqaba."

Other children took the teenager to the school office and the police were called. He died shortly after the police arrived.

Two 18-year-old teenagers were arrested in Kwanonqaba at noon.

They were expected to appear in the Mossel Bay Magistrate's Court soon.

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